Destination: Foreven.   Posted by StarMaster.Group: 0
Arc Tangent
 Player, 92 posts
Fri 14 Aug 2020
at 20:10
Re: Destination: Foreven
"Thanks for sharing that update with the rest of us," Arc replies, "particularly Luise... you know, THE CAPTAIN?"

"Considering the travel times, even for Scouts, there could have been a dozen changes of government on Werten by the time we get there. Or there could be a war going on. We barely just avoided one of those, and we've been running from the Frontier War ever since we got together. We don't seem to be too keen in getting involved in a war, although now that we have shields, at least we have a chance of surviving."

"Sure, cross-training is a good idea, but that's assuming we don't already have those bases covered. At the very least, we need at least 2 pilots, 2 astrogators, 2 engineers and 2 gunners."

Harry McStubbin
 Player, 440 posts
 Human pain in the ass
 898BA7
Sat 15 Aug 2020
at 12:25
Re: Destination: Foreven
In reply to Arc Tangent (msg # 133):

"I'd like to need 3 gunners, I want a particle accelerator installed to discourage pirates."

"I'm a gunner, a VERY good gunner, and broker, VERY good broker too. I need to learn more about the ship so I'll cross train and learn comms and computers a little better too. I already know how to do them, just need to learn to do it with my eyes closed."

"Luise has them already, I can't make her use them."

"I'll work on Astrogation then Engineering and computers."

This message was last edited by the player at 14:54, Sat 15 Aug 2020.

Gahler Grohlson
 Player, 340 posts
 Retired Merchant
 797997
Sat 15 Aug 2020
at 15:47
Re: Destination: Foreven
Since you really only have to 'pilot' the ship while in Normal Space, not Jump Space, Gahler will work on his Steward skill while in J-Space.  He'll use his TL-A Steward's tool kit to make meals by hand!

TL-A Steward's Toolkit [Self Sharpening Chef's Knives, Robotic Peeler
 and Mandolin, Reusable Microcleaners, 711th Generation Roombaa, Autosew,
 Smart Steam Bag, Shoe Autopolisher, etc.]
Harry McStubbin
 Player, 441 posts
 Human pain in the ass
 898BA7
Sat 15 Aug 2020
at 15:53
Re: Destination: Foreven
In reply to Gahler Grohlson (msg # 135):

"Cool! I'd love to get into robotics, but that is down the road. I'm already an Astrogator and computer guy, just want to improve those skills. Engineering and robotics would be a boon."

This message was last edited by the player at 18:17, Mon 17 Aug 2020.

Roland Steel
 NPC Crew, 196 posts
 Engineer
 69C975
Sat 15 Aug 2020
at 15:54
Re: Destination: Foreven
In reply to Harry McStubbin (msg # 136):

"I could use a little help in engineering, thanks for that."
'Forge' Harris
 player, 43 posts
 Security
Sat 15 Aug 2020
at 21:13
Re: Destination: Foreven
"Put me wherever you need me." Forge said "Other than a bit of engineering skill and pushing paperwork, I am only useful in boarding actions."
Harry McStubbin
 Player, 442 posts
 Human pain in the ass
 898BA7
Sun 16 Aug 2020
at 11:58
Re: Destination: Foreven
In reply to 'Forge' Harris (msg # 138):

"Sounds like you just volunteered to help Roland in Engineering!" Harry says to Forge.
Arc Tangent
 Player, 93 posts
Tue 18 Aug 2020
at 16:36
Re: Destination: Foreven
"Sounds like a plan, Forge!" Arc says.

"Have you got a particular area in mind that might want to focus on? There's always a debate about whether Jump-Drive or Life Support is the most important. If your Jump-Drive malfunctions or breaks down, you could wind up in the middle of nowhere, and it would take you years to get somewhere survivable. No one's life support lasts that long."

"The argument for Life Support is that you have to stay alive long enough to get somewhere or else get rescued."

"Always reminds me of the old 'glass half full vs. glass half empty' routine. Both miss the point--the glass is refillable! Ha-ha-ha."

"Well, I'm going to continue my studies in biology, and then I think I'll switch to sensors... to fill out my suite of electronics skills."

"Speaking of which, does anyone have Remote Operations?"

Harry McStubbin
 Player, 446 posts
 Human pain in the ass
 898BA7
Tue 18 Aug 2020
at 16:46
Re: Destination: Foreven
In reply to Arc Tangent (msg # 140):

"I don't have Remote Ops. Arc. Roland is currently working on his J Drive proficiency. I plan on getting some little helpers in Engineering and clean up duty. I'm going to build some robots when I can afford to. Need some Electronic skill to for that I guess, as well as remote ops."

"Getting someone else with Life Support would be good, Roland can't do it all.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:35, Tue 18 Aug 2020.

Steve Cable
 NPC in Memoriam, 377 posts
 ex-Scout
 Salvage Hunter
Tue 18 Aug 2020
at 17:35
Re: Destination: Foreven
"That's true of just about everyone," Steve comments.

"Even if someone is trained in all the Electronics fields, if more than one system needs repaired at the same time, it takes more than one person."

"I'm going to work on my Astrogation skill and then maybe how to be stealthy."

Roland Steel
 NPC Crew, 198 posts
 Engineer
 69C975
Tue 18 Aug 2020
at 17:50
Re: Destination: Foreven
In reply to Steve Cable (msg # 142):

"Excellent Steve, I just want to be the best engineer ever!

I guess Adriannah decided it wasn't for her, Hey Adri, what skills you going to learn?"

This message was last edited by the player at 18:18, Tue 18 Aug 2020.

Adriannah Orilliah
 player, 127 posts
Tue 18 Aug 2020
at 19:33
Re: Destination: Foreven
Adriannah listens to the chatter asbout skills, which sounds like wishful thinking I'll be improving the skills I have.
Harry McStubbin
 Player, 449 posts
 Human pain in the ass
 898BA7
Wed 19 Aug 2020
at 15:54
Re: Destination: Foreven
In reply to Adriannah Orilliah (msg # 144):

"Good, you'll be an expert at everything you know then, thats good. We have enough jacks of all trades masters of none."
Adriannah Orilliah
 player, 128 posts
Wed 19 Aug 2020
at 20:42
Re: Destination: Foreven
In reply to Harry McStubbin (msg # 145):

Oh great another of 'those' types... thought Adriannah as she headed to the galley for a cuppa.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:05, Thu 20 Aug 2020.

StarMaster
 GM, 626 posts
 Referee
Thu 20 Aug 2020
at 22:51
Re: Destination: Foreven
The first week passes uneventfully; no one kills anyone else in the crew.

The ship drops out of J-space at the 100-diameter limit of Edinina's small gas giant, Karimissaak. According to the astrogation data, Edinina's eccentric orbit carries it through the gas giant's ring about 3 times a year. At this time, it's at apogee, and Karimissaak is at aphelion around the binary star. It makes astrogation rather tricky, but even a minor misjump doesn't tend to be dangerous.

There's almost nothing detected here as far as ships or orbital facilities. There's one ore hauler in orbit, and a small mining facility on the planet.

Skimming the gas giant to refuel also proceeds uneventfully. It's soon time to jump again... onward to Quare.

And you're stuck with each other for another week!
Harry McStubbin
 Player, 451 posts
 Human pain in the ass
 898BA7
Fri 21 Aug 2020
at 13:29
Re: Destination: Foreven
"Halfway to Foreven! Quare next. Sale our cargo and refresh our stores! My cigars are getting low as is my Brandy. Anyone need to do any shopping on Quare while we sale our cargo and find a new one. Mail and some speculative would be nice."
Gahler Grohlson
 Player, 343 posts
 Retired Merchant
 797997
Sat 22 Aug 2020
at 04:48
Re: Destination: Foreven
"Quare looks like a good place to test of my vacc suit katas and drills.  It's 100 percent hard vacuum, just like funky cold Edinina," Gahler said as he looked over the world data for their next stop.  "Only they've got a lot more people there."
Harry McStubbin
 Player, 452 posts
 Human pain in the ass
 898BA7
Mon 24 Aug 2020
at 13:00
Re: Destination: Foreven
Harry and Roland continue to work on their skills to get in their two weeks of training before test time on the computer. Learning a skill was tough, practice, practice, practice, read and test. It was quite thorough!
'Forge' Harris
 player, 45 posts
 Security
Mon 24 Aug 2020
at 22:43
Re: Destination: Foreven
Forge was busy studying for the engineering test, when he was not busy learning the various components.
Arc Tangent
 Player, 94 posts
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 01:42
Re: Destination: Foreven
Arc continues his studies as well. He tries extra hard not to hope that something goes wrong... just something minor to break up the monotonous routine... maybe change a light bulb or something.

"Wonder if we'll pick up any new data at Quare?" he asked idly at meal time.
Harry McStubbin
 Player, 453 posts
 Human pain in the ass
 898BA7
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 13:44
Re: Destination: Foreven
Harry goes about his job very professionally, he began studying ahead for their next destination to see what might sell, not knowing enough. He had no problem consulting Adriannah, she was smart and beautiful. He enjoyed her company, he hoped she enjoyed his, but was less than sure about that.

Harry looked Thanbar up in the library as it was next after Quare. Mail would be safe so would a standard shipped cargo. They didn't have to speculate all the time, though it equated to a higher profit if all went well. They could lose money too.
Adriannah Orilliah
 player, 129 posts
Wed 26 Aug 2020
at 01:02
Re: Destination: Foreven
Listening to Harry her opinion about Aspects, Market trends and such of the various destinations, prompted a smile. She was able to keep up with his speculations, albeit some of the nuances of his findings required consideration, being derived from Brokering knowledge & abilities which surpassed her own megar capability.
Harry McStubbin
 Player, 454 posts
 Human pain in the ass
 898BA7
Thu 27 Aug 2020
at 16:36
Re: Destination: Foreven
In reply to Adriannah Orilliah (msg # 154):

"What do you think Adriannah, speculate, or just carry standard cargo until we get where we're going? I can barely wait to see what the Foreven Subsector will hold for us. The Zhodani are there too so we need to be careful.""
Adriannah Orilliah
 player, 130 posts
Thu 27 Aug 2020
at 20:44
Re: Destination: Foreven
In reply to Harry McStubbin (msg # 155):

Humm... which should it be, In for a... or Look before... Your much more able to determine the better option. 
Harry McStubbin
 Player, 455 posts
 Human pain in the ass
 898BA7
Fri 28 Aug 2020
at 12:39
Re: Destination: Foreven
In reply to Adriannah Orilliah (msg # 156):

"Ahhhh, but I'm delegating my authority and leaving it to you. If you trust yourself? Suggestions, Let's hear what you think."